Thin Body Trapeze Tailpiece

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Traditional trapeze tailpiece with die-cast string mounting bar. For archtop or thin hollowbody guitars like the Gibson 335®

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Thin Body Trapeze Tailpiece Chrome


Item # 0189
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3 or more $17.66
Thin Body Trapeze Tailpiece Gold


Item # 0189-G
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3 or more $21.16
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Traditional trapeze tailpiece with die-cast string mounting bar. For archtop or thin hollowbody guitars like the Gibson 335®

1-15/16" (49.21mm) string spread; 1-3/8" (34.93mm) mounting plate depth; extends 5-1/2" (139.70mm) over the top of the guitar. Screws included.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 0189
    • 0.277
    • 0189-G
    • 0.277

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Thin Body Trapeze Tailpiece

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Thin Body Trapeze Tailpiece

By JD Jones from Jennings, La.
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 08, 2013

I used the tailpiece to replace an old tremolo on an Emperador guitar. It fit perfect except I had to drill two holes. Looks and works great

Good basic tailpiece.

By Aaron Hess from Baltimore, MD
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 26, 2013

Bought this for a thinline project. Well made, handsome, and simple. Works well.


By J Bruzik from Batesville,Ar.
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 27, 2012

This item was ordered for a friend and he was very happy with it.

Good repair part

By Brian Howard from PA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 05, 2012

While not the best trapeze I have ever seen it makes a great replacement for broken or missing ones on certain guitars, especially where budget can be concerned. The plating was well done and overall it is a sound piece of hardware.

Restoring a 1974 Ibanez 2390 (ES-325 copy)

By Jean van Polanen from Auckland, New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 30, 2012

I bought this guitar without a tailpiece so needed one 'badly'. After measuring the different distances between the existing holes and distances to the top of the guitar, I started looking around. StewMac publishes all the relevant distances on their website and they matched exactly with what I had measured on my Ibanez. Ordering was easy and once received, the tailpiece fitted perfectly and it looks good on the guitar. It plays well too! The only improvement I suggest StewMac make is regarding the screws supplied. They are not great and some stainless steel ones would be much better. Other than that, I am happy.

Thin Body Trapeze Tailpiece

By C L Carbaugh from Greencastle, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Purchased this to complete a rebuild from the ground up on a vintage archtop guitar. Fits the bill and has set the guitar off with an authentic look.


By SJ from ON-CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 19, 2011

Tines were of uneven length and bent to differing angles. The nut on one tine was screwed on crookedly, stripping the screw. While turn-around time and delivery were quick, the product was substandard.

Item 0189-G

By Mike O'Dwyer from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 21, 2011

This is a solid, well made item that looks identical to those used by Gibson on its ES 335's and other models. I had hoped to use it to replace the existing "Fingers" tailpiece on my Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion 111, on which I find it almost impossible to change strings.

However, although the mounting bracket looks similar to that on the "Fingers" tailpiece, the screw holes don't line up and there is no way I will drill new holes in the guitar to make it fit the tailpiece. It's a pity the maker of such after-market accessories doesn't make the unit without screw holes so it can be adapted to fit a variety of instruments. I will either have to have a new mounting bracket made and gold plated or live with the string changing problem.

What a tail(piece)

By Millz Project from Queensland, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 03, 2011

Awesome product. I am currently restoring a 1970's model melody acoustic archtop using all high quality fixtures. This tailpiece will work superbly for it's desired application. Stewmac forgot to send the mounting screws with the initial item, but happily posted them free of charge when I let them know the oversight. Thanks a lot guys!!

Nice For Modifications

By Aaron Hess from Baltimore, MD
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 02, 2011

Used for a modification to a 1999 PRS Hollowbody II. It fit beautifully over the carve of the body, although I had to slightly widen the center hole to allow the strap button screw to thread cleanly. The metal works cleanly if you need to shorten and re-thread the arms with a tap. I plan to buy more for future projects.

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